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In the time of Covid, people have started to covet bizarre things like toilet paper and bicycles. Because people are being forced to stay inside and avoid places where people gather, like restaurants or gyms, people turn to ride bikes to give them a sense of freedom.  Even though fewer cars are on the road, an increase in biking could cause an increase in accidents. Our San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorneys at Allegiance Law are here to help you get back on your proverbial feet.

Bicycle Mayhem

Traffic fatalities that include cyclists have increased over the past few years, according to data found on Fatality typically means that a person has died due to injuries related to the accident. This does not count people who have survived their injuries or the pain they sustain from injuries related to the bicycle accident.

It is legal to choose not to wear a helmet while cycling at the age of 18. Even though California is deliberating writing legislation about helmet use on scooters, cycling helmet regulations are predominantly for those under 18. If you are over the age of 18, riding your bike without a helmet, your injuries could look like:

  • Fractures
  • Dental injuries like lost teeth or dead teeth
  • Head injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries- which can lead to paralysis
  • Joint dislocations which can lead to early arthritis
  • Facial trauma
  • Limb, finger, or toe injuries, which could result in amputation

The commonality between these injuries is that they take time away from the victim from living their everyday lives. Getting into an accident is never the intention when you start peddling your bike. Yet, with increased bike traffic due to Covid, the chances of getting into an accident are higher. People are choosing to ride bikes more than ever. Don’t get caught in a situation with no help. Our San Francisco Bike Accident Attorneys are here for you.

Why Do You Need an Attorney?

As your San Francisco Bicycle Accident Attorneys, our primary goal is to get you back to how you were before the accident. By this, we mean we want to make sure that you are getting paid for time lost at work, any health care bills related to the accident, any loss of joy of life, and any long-term doctor’s visits.

Many people are under the wrong assumption that insurance companies will be helpful and give you the money you need to take care of yourself. Our attorneys know better and strongly advocate for you to insurance companies and whoever caused the accident.

The time needed to heal from serious injuries is costly. You don’t need to be burdened by all the red tape. Let us advocate for you and ensure that you get the best results for your situation. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 415-404-6395.

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